Figuring out the right promises for you that will lead you to your particular dreams at your pace and figuring out the right consequences that are annoying but not impossible (ones that will stick in your mind and push you) is an art and a science.
If you don't work on yourself, if you don't take time for rest and relaxation, if you don't feed your soul, then you'll be so burnt out and depleted you won't be any help to anyone else -- least of all yourself.
We can't control other people and we can't control our environment (we can create it, just not completely control it). The one thing over which we can exert, and maintain control of, is our self and the way we respond to any, and every, situation.
Why am I writing this article? Just because I love to write, and I want to. Although I hope you like it, I can remind myself that at the end of the day my real friends are my own sense of happiness and inner peace, not your opinion or your Facebook like. And that's what I call a life of freedom.
I was 22. Like many young women in their twenties, I got out of college with big hopes and big dreams. I moved to a new city, broke out of my five-year college relationship and got my first "real" job. I was partying like I was still in college and everything seemed great... for a while.
When your professional title is "Skinny Girl," of course wearing your 4-year-old's pajama set is going to spark controversy. Bethenny Frankel's fortune gets bigger as she "helps" women get physically smaller.
The truth is that skinny or fat equals an increased chance of cancer if you're not exercising. So, note to self, living a healthy lifestyle is really the new skinny. And you are beautiful, no matter what your size!
The more I've evolved as a person, the more I've embraced my humanity and know many of my character defects are simply survival skills gone awry. Unbeknownst to me, the more I accepted myself, the tighter I gripped my paintbrushes
Luckily, most people in the world are nice. But when that occasional 'hater' pops up, what should you do? I'll have some suggestions for you here in a bit. But let me first give you an example from my life.
When we take a close look at people we define as successful, we often discover that they have in fact reinvented themselves on more than one occasion. If you are serious about reinventing yourself, you need to be prepared for and ready to embrace change.
Seems it takes something to realize your "no" is simply a chicken's cluck, roll up your sleeves and head into exactly where your head tells you not to go, only to happily find out you've been 40 years wrong.
You are the greatest resource of all. You possess a deep collection of unique and most likely untapped resources that can help you in your personal relationships, your business success, your health and wealth.
In an effort to better understand the reality of how distant Barbie is from the average woman, I created a parody featuring what her breasts might look like at her current age of 55-years-old. It's a sad, sad truth but as women age, their breasts go south.
We all look at failure, be it in love or business, as a negative thing. But if we turn the glass around and look at it from another perspective, all these failures are essential and are the springboard to the success we have today.
I am definitely not a perfect parent. Sometimes things slip my mind, but I can assure you I never forget my kids in the car. So, my solution and challenge for all parents: Be more present. Be better. Thrive. Hold yourself accountable to be more aware so things like this do not happen.